Speed and the City: David Cohen Counts Five Fundings at TechStars NY Demo Day

It’s been a soggy three months for David Cohen, who moved here from Boulder Colorado with his wife and one year old child to help launch TechStars NY.

But the payoff today was better than expected. “What really surprised me was the speed with which New York investors are moving these days. We got four or five commitments just during the lunch after the demos today. Normally it takes a couple weeks,” said Cohen.

Don’t say the B word, just sit back and enjoy it. A couple of the companies that presented today are already clocking six figures and all the pitches sounded more like B-school case studies than pie-in-the-sky programmers. “I think it’s a healthy thing, and it’s a cycle,” said Cohen. “Right now is a great time to be an entrepreneur.”